Translation of section in Spanish:

section

Pronunciation: /ˈsekʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of object, newspaper, orchestra) sección (feminine); (of machine, piece of furniture) parte (feminine); (of road) tramo (masculine); (of city, population, public opinion) sector (masculine); (of orange) gajo (masculine) the first section of the book la primera parte del libro section two, subsection one (of document) artículo dos, punto or inciso primero
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    • The collection is divided into four sections with each section arranged around a particular subject.
    • Part down the middle, then divide hair into sections, front to back.
    • Inside it was divided into two distinct sections.
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    • I mean, the odd thing is that Clinton devoted a large section of the book to his childhood.
    • The book is divided into three main sections covering background, methods, and applications.
    • Perhaps you could include a small section devoted to explaining the 100 most common acronyms.
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    • I decided to walk through the Islamic section of town to Cairo's infamous bazaar and check it out for myself.
    • In large cities, such as Kano or Katsina, Hausa live either in the old sections of town or in newer quarters built for civil servants.
    • In the intervening three months, yet another airplane crashed, this time into a residential section of New York City.
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    • The brass section of an orchestra typically consists of trumpets, horns, trombones, and tubas.
    • The only music to be heard was some of the brass section tuning up their instruments.
    • At that time, women in London could only play in the wind sections of the BBC Symphony and the English Chamber Orchestras.
    1.2 (unit of land measurement) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ 640 acres o 2,59km2 ]
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    • Here they talk about acres, but in West Texas we measure land in sections.
    • With the help of other concerned citizens, they eventually succeeded in gaining a permit to graze their flocks on 14 sections of Forest Service land.
  • 2 2.1 (department) sección (feminine) the design section la sección de diseño (before noun/delante del nombre) [manager/supervisor] de sección 2.2 [Military/Militar] sección (feminine)
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    • In Bosnia, IO staff sections were formed in units below brigade.
    • It is our tank sections and infantry squads that invariably make contact with hostile forces, not companies or battalions.
    • Basson is still working for South Africa in its military's medical section.
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    • Soldiers will be trained to deploy as individuals, sections or units.
    • Due to the nature of current combat operations in Iraq, our primary mounted maneuver unit is the section.
    • A unit of action may vary from a nine-man infantry section through to a 3500-person brigade.
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    • Last year Swinney, who has faced constant sniping about his leadership credentials from some sections within the party, faced down a challenge by Glasgow activist Bill Wilson.
    • This was the line pursued at the time by the body politic and large sections of the media to justify a knee-jerk reaction and savage state repression.
    • They accused some sections of that body of trying to frustrate the inquiry.
  • 3 (in geometry, drawing) sección (feminine), corte (masculine) a vertical/horizontal section una sección or un corte vertical/horizontal
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    • This technique involves mentally dividing the image in the viewfinder up into a grid of three horizontal and vertical sections.
    • The vector field represents a vertical section through a vortex ring.
  • 4 4.1 (thin slice) sección (feminine) 4.2 (in surgery) sección (feminine)
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    • Obviously, if you have to deliver via Caesarian section it will take longer for you to get back on your bike.
    • Once considered unthinkable, vaginal delivery after a previous caesarean section remains a safe option for many women.
    • The mother had an elective cesarean section in order to ensure proper management of the airway during delivery.
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    • The animal from which the tissue sections are prepared is important.
    • Immunohistochemical studies were performed using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections of the cyst wall.
    • Sets of transverse, serial thin sections were prepared to document growth and increase in detail.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (divide) [map/area] dividir; [line] segmentar they sectioned off part of the office separaron parte de la oficina con una mampara ( or tabique etc)
  • 2 (cut through) [prism/rock] seccionar, hacer* un corte de
  • 3 (British English/inglés británico) [Medicine/Medicina] internar en un hospital siquiátrico

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.